A short trip (ha ha!) up the M6 to go to Newton Heath - we always stay over the night before and I have tried various places - some too noisy/too near a busy road/insecure parking/strange owners/2 dog limit etc! So we stayed at a farm BnB - the same place we stayed for Lune Valley in October - it was ok....but it was cold so nearly all the dogs came in (a couple go in large fabric crates) and the room was freezing cold! So I might try somewhere else next time!!
Onto the show - poor Roger did not have a great day JaiJai was rather hyped up and had no clears and Josie also had no clears but at least she got 2 jumping runs to do while she is still being re-trained to do contacts - but is being spayed soon so will have a good break before she re-starts.
Little Cadders was a star-let - I am still working on his stops on the contacts and was very pleased with how he ran the 4-5 graded agility and he came 2nd, in the 4-5 combined jumping he did another good run and ended up having a run off for 3rd and 4th - he won the run off so 3rd we came. This show only put on 2 runs for smalls and mediums so it was nice to have a run off - one to get another go at the same course but also to give us an extra run as the big dogs all got 3 runs.
Littler Jaf is just going to do jumping now as it was not worth stressing him over the see-saw - I bought a see-saw (ages ago) and I had worked on getting his confidence up and it worked for a short time and then he does the darn thing at a show a bit fast and then scares himself and we are back to square one again... I was very proud that Jaf came 6th in the small combined 4-5 Jumping - he does not get many places so this makes it even more special when he does :)
Fleet was a bit of a goon....just small things wrong in each run but also did some nice bits too. No runs for the oldies at this show - good job really as it was a manic show - loads of people there who I had not seen at this venue before - I guess like us they did not want to get bored in the winter!
As Cads and Jaf were the stars a photo of them.....it was from ages and ages ago when we were moving house and yes that really is Cadbury - it was the 2nd and last time he had his face shaved and had a bath and blow dry he has been au natural since then which is not to everyones taste but of course I like it! He has still never had his body hair cut and I am sort of used to people asking what breed he is!!
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